The Cowboys need a receiver to replace Dez Bryant, and while no wideout in this draft will immediately fill that void, Dallas has had its eyes on Courtland Sutton since last season. The Cowboys probably can get Sutton later in Round 1 (or even in Round 2 if they move back). D.J. Moore and Calvin Ridley also could be options in Round 1. Regardless, receiver is under consideration early for Dallas.
A slight majority of teams have UCLA’s Kolton Miller as the top offensive tackle on their boards, with Notre Dame’s Mike McGlinchey the No. 1 tackle on many boards, as well. Miller and McGlinchey are likely to be drafted within in the top 25 picks.
I believe at least seven offensive linemen will go in Round 1: tackles McGlinchey, Miller and Williams; guards Quenton Nelson of Notre Dame, Will Hernandez of UTEP and Isaiah Wynn of Georgia; plus Iowa center James Daniels. The next linemen in order should be Arkansas’ Frank Ragnow, Oregon’s Tyrell Crosby, Ohio State’s Billy Price, Nevada’s Austin Corbett and Pittsburgh’s Brian O’Neill.
First-round picks in which I feel most confident: Browns taking Bradley Chubb, Bucs taking Denzel Ward, Raiders taking Roquan Smith, Dolphins taking Minkah Fitzpatrick, Redskins taking Vita Vea, Panthers taking D.J. Moore.
After five seasons in Pittsburgh — during which the Kings won a Cup, in 2012, but the Penguins did not — he signed with the Sharks in 2015. He and San Jose advanced all the way to the Stanley Cup Final, only to be thwarted by … the Penguins. “We had a great run, and if we lost to any other team, it might have been OK,” Martin says. “But the fact that it was Pittsburgh was tough to swallow.”
As Martin’s career winds down and those chances to finally win a Cup dwindle, he waffles between wondering “what if” and knowing that it won’t do him any good. “It’s been frustrating to look at that,” Martin says. “You’re constantly asking yourself, ‘Did I make the right choice?’ but you know you can’t change the past. And you have to remember everything happens for a reason.”